|Medical Facilities and Health Information||Medical care is generally considered to be good on Aruba. There is one hospital, Dr. H.E. Oduber Hospital, whose medical standards can be favorably compared to a small hospital in the U.S. The hospital has tiered health care, and accommodations will vary depending on insurance and the ability to pay. There is a small medical center in San Nicolas. Please be aware that there is no decompression chamber available on the island. We urge caution for scuba divers, since persons suffering from decompression sickness have to be medically evacuated for proper treatment. The many drug stores, or “boticas”, provide prescription and over the counter medicine. Visitors will need a local prescription, and may not be able to find medications available in the United States. Emergency services are usually quick to respond. Aruba is only about 14 degrees from the equator, so the solar radiation is very strong. Sunscreen is recommended anytime you are outside during the day.|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved||97.8%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved||2.2%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved||97.8%|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved||2.3%|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved||97.7%|
|Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved||97.7%|
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